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Samantha Frost's Articles in Manufacturing, Construction, Discovery

  • Paracord Ropes: 8 Factors to Consider When Choosing
    During World War II, paracord ropes were only used as suspension lines for the military's parachutes. That event changed the way paracord ropes are being used nowadays.
  • Ready Mix Concrete and the Role of Synthetic Mesh
    The use of concrete goes back to ancient times. While the basics can still be seen in today's practices, available technological advancements transformed it as among the most versatile building materials used in the construction industry these days. Then there is the synthetic mesh and the role it played in concrete's overall success.
  • Die Casting - Advantages and Disadvantages
    A liquid is defined as having a definite volume but no certain shape. Its principle is that liquids follow and take the shape of its container. This principle is applied in the process known as casting. In the process of casting, a solid material, usually a metal, is melted down to its liquid form and poured onto a mould with a shape desired by the user. The liquid is then permitted to solidify and is carefully taken out of the mould. A solid is now acquired which is similar to the mould it was poured onto. For metals, this process is called die casting and involves driving the liquid into the mould with use of high pressure. This process has been around for centuries and is particularly useful for recycling scrap metals.
  • Fiber-Cement Siding: Pros and Cons
    One of the common and most popular construction materials for both residential and commercial use nowadays is the fiber-cement siding. In fact, a lot of homeowners and business executives are using this even for renovation purposes as well. This is not surprising though since this type of siding has a lot of great features .
  • Pipe Flashing - From the Old to the New Ways
    Roofs are meant to keep water and the weather in general out of commercial and residential buildings. Unfortunately, holes have to be pierced through the roof to allow essential roof penetrations such as vents and pipes meant to allow such necessities as electricity, water, gas, communication cables, etc. into the house. Naturally, every time a hole is punched through the roof, the integrity of the roof is compromised. Its function of sealing and protecting the interior of the building from the outside weather is put to the test. Pipe flashing is often applied to seal any gap created by plumbing pipes through the roof. They function to seal other and the elements from penetrating the house interiors. More often than not, improperly installed and poorly sealed roof incursions are the main sources of leaks and heat loss! They allow moisture vapors to fill the attic where it condenses into liquid water due to the cooler temperature and subsequently saturates the insulation. Most of the time too, the situation is not perceived until it is too late and the damage is already extensive .
  • The Importance of Using Quality Vent Flashing Materials for Tile Roofs
    Tile roofing has a distinctive curb appeal that attracts many home owners. But much more than the architectural beauty it manifests , tile roofing provides the advantage of being noncombustible thus enhancing the level of fire safety of the building. It also can last a lifetime because the longer the tiles are exposed to the elements the more enduring they become. The tile roofs allow the air to circulate under the tiles releasing solar heat much more quickly leaving the interiors colder. Tile roofing preserves a livable temperature inside the building with reduced energy consumption.
  • A Realism Of Zinc Bracket Die Cast Parts
    In every corner in any household are various materials that are made by hardware diecasting companies. Inconspicuous items like knobs and handles as well as lighting fixtures and alloy cabinetry pieces are often made using the hardware die casting method. These commercially available parts are made by injecting molten alloy into molds or dies where the metal cools and hardens so that it could be turned out and packed for delivery. Depending on the particular hardware product being produced through diecasting, the choice of alloy can be as lightweight as aluminum, zinc, and magnesium or as dense as lead and tin. Hardware that are to be used in intense heat conditions are usually made of aluminum while those that require longer wear are usually die cast utilizing zinc and copper which are both of high impact strength and are highly resistant to corrosion. The choice of metal to use in hardware die casting would likewise depend on the weight and section thickness required of the finished product.
  • The Impact of Aluminum Die Cast Parts and Its Uses
    Die Castings resemble permanent mold casting, with the exception of the metal under high pressure (10-210 MPA) injected directly into the die. The result would be a more uniform part, clean surface finishes complete with excellent dimensional accuracy, as better as 0.2% in precise diecasting dimensions. For the other die casting parts, manufacturers wouldn't have to worry about post-machining anymore, since the whole procedure can now do without it.
  • Information Referencing Aluminum Castings
    Alloy die cast is an obvious production process involving the die cast of liquid or molten metals into die cast tools complete with hollow cavities shaped as desired, and allowing the metal to solidify for a time. The solidified die casting part is then removed out from the mold so it can be ready for its intended applications. The alloys used in diecastings are usually those materials that reaches a "cured" state after introducing two or more metal components together (similar to: concrete, epoxy, clay and plaster). The alloys die cast process is often used in creating detailed shapes that are often difficult to accomplish using other processes.
  • Anything People Need to Know about Zinc Parts Die Casting
    People may not know it but zinc components die-casting is an essential area of any country's economy. This is because many things, from your door handle to the golf putter you are using is produced by zinc parts. The die-casting is no easy feat to achieve though. The capital cost of zinc parts is economical. Also, the smaller the zinc part is, the more economical it is to produce.
  • Looking for Fork Lift Truck Attachments
    When you use a forklift, like many people, you may think that what you see is what you get, the problem with that is that you are so wrong, because a forklift can be many things, if only had the many different fork lift truck attachments that come with it. When you buy a new forklift you need to know that you are going to use this machine for many different things, but the main thing that you are going to do with it is lift heavy things. You are going to need it to pull heavy loads and push heavy loads, but if you have the proper fork lift truck attachments you can do so much more.

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